The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 94 95 116
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +21
Permanent jobs citing SLA 173 193 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.67% 2.72% 2.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.95% 30.98% 31.61%
Number of salaries quoted 132 164 143
Average salary £42,750 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.53% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,700 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,350 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,736
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -11.53%
SLA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
619 623 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.55% 8.78% 6.79%
Number of salaries quoted 489 469 408
Average salary £41,000 £36,000 £36,736
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.88% -2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SLA
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region.

SLA Salary Trend in the North West

SLA
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

SLA Salary Histogram in the North West

SLA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 85 £43,000 +32.30% 17
Cheshire +20 54 £34,000 +4.61% 11
Lancashire +18 16 £48,000 +14.28% 3
Cumbria - 11 £55,000 - 2
Merseyside -12 6 £20,000 -54.28% 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 176 (42.00%) ITIL
2 110 (26.25%) Finance
3 105 (25.06%) Microsoft
4 102 (24.34%) Windows
5 100 (23.87%) Service Delivery
6 88 (21.00%) Cisco
7 82 (19.57%) SQL
8 81 (19.33%) Service Management
9 78 (18.62%) MS Office
10 75 (17.90%) MS Excel
11 62 (14.80%) Active Directory
12 61 (14.56%) Cisco Certification
13 60 (14.32%) Telecoms
14 53 (12.65%) Project Management
15 48 (11.46%) CCNA
16 47 (11.22%) WAN
17 44 (10.50%) Change Management
18 43 (10.26%) Degree
19 42 (10.02%) Firewall
19 42 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
20 41 (9.79%) LAN
21 39 (9.31%) SQL Server
22 38 (9.07%) TCP/IP
23 37 (8.83%) VoIP
24 35 (8.35%) DNS
24 35 (8.35%) CCNP
25 34 (8.11%) HP
25 34 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
25 34 (8.11%) VMware
25 34 (8.11%) Security Cleared

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (7.88%) MS Exchange
2 17 (4.06%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.58%) IBM Notes
4 12 (2.86%) Lync
5 11 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.95%) nginx
7 4 (0.95%) Apache
7 4 (0.95%) IIS
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.48%) Drupal
9 2 (0.48%) WordPress
9 2 (0.48%) Moodle
9 2 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.48%) CMS
10 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.24%) Confluence
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 78 (18.62%) MS Office
2 75 (17.90%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.48%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (3.34%) Oracle General Ledger
1 14 (3.34%) Oracle Payables
1 14 (3.34%) Oracle Receivables
2 11 (2.63%) Oracle Assets
2 11 (2.63%) Oracle AGIS
3 10 (2.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (2.39%) Oracle Financials
4 9 (2.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 6 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (1.19%) Sage 50
6 5 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.95%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.95%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle FAH
9 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.24%) Bond Adapt
10 1 (0.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (11.22%) WAN
2 42 (10.02%) Firewall
3 41 (9.79%) LAN
4 38 (9.07%) TCP/IP
5 37 (8.83%) VoIP
6 35 (8.35%) DNS
7 30 (7.16%) MPLS
8 29 (6.92%) BGP
8 29 (6.92%) DHCP
9 26 (6.21%) Wireless
10 21 (5.01%) Internet
11 19 (4.53%) VPN
12 14 (3.34%) Broadband
12 14 (3.34%) DECT
13 13 (3.10%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (2.86%) Intranet
14 12 (2.86%) Ethernet
14 12 (2.86%) QSIG
15 11 (2.63%) DPNSS
15 11 (2.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.31%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.10%) Crystal Reports
3 11 (2.63%) DB2
4 7 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.43%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.19%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.95%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.95%) MySQL
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.48%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.48%) Big Data
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.72%) MSI
3 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.24%) JIRA
3 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.24%) Toad
General
1 110 (26.25%) Finance
2 60 (14.32%) Telecoms
3 31 (7.40%) Financial Institution
4 17 (4.06%) Retail
5 12 (2.86%) Billing
6 9 (2.15%) Back Office
6 9 (2.15%) Advertising
6 9 (2.15%) Publishing
7 8 (1.91%) Legal
7 8 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.67%) Local Government
9 5 (1.19%) Marketing
9 5 (1.19%) Banking
10 4 (0.95%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.48%) Games
12 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 90 (21.48%) Analyst
2 81 (19.33%) Service Manager
3 44 (10.50%) Service Analyst
4 39 (9.31%) Service Desk Analyst
5 37 (8.83%) Support Analyst
6 35 (8.35%) Network Engineer
7 26 (6.21%) Cisco Engineer
7 26 (6.21%) IT Services Manager
8 24 (5.73%) Developer
9 20 (4.77%) Consultant
10 19 (4.53%) Delivery Manager
11 18 (4.30%) Systems Support
11 18 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
12 17 (4.06%) Services Delivery Manager
13 16 (3.82%) Systems Analyst
13 16 (3.82%) Systems Support Analyst
14 14 (3.34%) Support Engineer
14 14 (3.34%) Team Leader
15 13 (3.10%) Storage Specialist
15 13 (3.10%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.73%) .NET
2 21 (5.01%) Web Services
3 14 (3.34%) ASP.NET
3 14 (3.34%) Middleware
4 9 (2.15%) HTML
5 8 (1.91%) WinForms
6 7 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails
6 7 (1.67%) Grails
7 6 (1.43%) CSS
7 6 (1.43%) LINQ
8 4 (0.95%) HTML5
8 4 (0.95%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (0.72%) EDI
9 3 (0.72%) Application Packaging
9 3 (0.72%) Apache Flex
10 2 (0.48%) XML
11 1 (0.24%) XSL
11 1 (0.24%) J2EE
11 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.34%) Life Science
3 13 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.15%) Statistics
5 8 (1.91%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.67%) Performance Metrics
6 7 (1.67%) Replication
7 6 (1.43%) iSeries
7 6 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.72%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.72%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.48%) NHS
9 2 (0.48%) AS400
9 2 (0.48%) Handset
9 2 (0.48%) Open Source
10 1 (0.24%) Social Media
10 1 (0.24%) iPad
10 1 (0.24%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.24%) iPhone
10 1 (0.24%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 102 (24.34%) Windows
2 33 (7.88%) Windows XP
2 33 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (6.68%) Windows 7
4 18 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (3.34%) Windows Vista
7 11 (2.63%) UNIX
8 10 (2.39%) Windows 2000 Server
9 9 (2.15%) Linux
10 3 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.72%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.48%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (42.00%) ITIL
2 100 (23.87%) Service Delivery
3 81 (19.33%) Service Management
4 53 (12.65%) Project Management
5 44 (10.50%) Change Management
6 34 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 27 (6.44%) Problem Management
8 26 (6.21%) Risk Management
9 22 (5.25%) Incident Management
10 21 (5.01%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (5.01%) PRINCE2
11 19 (4.53%) ITIL V3
12 18 (4.30%) Service Desk Management
13 17 (4.06%) Mentoring
13 17 (4.06%) Time Management
14 16 (3.82%) Operations Management
14 16 (3.82%) Performance Monitoring
15 14 (3.34%) Infrastructure Management
15 14 (3.34%) Line Management
15 14 (3.34%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 82 (19.57%) SQL
2 26 (6.21%) C#
3 20 (4.77%) Java
4 19 (4.53%) VB.NET
5 11 (2.63%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.67%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.67%) Ruby
7 5 (1.19%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.95%) RPG
8 4 (0.95%) PHP
8 4 (0.95%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.48%) R
10 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.24%) C
Qualifications
1 61 (14.56%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (11.46%) CCNA
3 43 (10.26%) Degree
4 35 (8.35%) CCNP
5 34 (8.11%) Security Cleared
6 31 (7.40%) SC Cleared
7 26 (6.21%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (5.01%) MCP
10 18 (4.30%) MCSE
11 10 (2.39%) ACCA
11 10 (2.39%) CIMA
12 9 (2.15%) CCDA
13 7 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (1.43%) ISEB
14 6 (1.43%) CISSP
14 6 (1.43%) CISM
15 5 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 4 (0.95%) MCSA
17 3 (0.72%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.30%) ISO 9001
2 11 (2.63%) QA
3 9 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.48%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.24%) HL7
System Software
1 62 (14.80%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.15%) Terminal Server
4 6 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.95%) XenApp
6 3 (0.72%) XenServer
6 3 (0.72%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.24%) UAG
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (4.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 15 (3.58%) OpenView
3 14 (3.34%) SCCM
4 6 (1.43%) Nessus
5 2 (0.48%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.48%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.48%) Puppet
5 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.48%) Ansible
6 1 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.24%) SCOM
6 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.24%) WSUS
6 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 105 (25.06%) Microsoft
2 88 (21.00%) Cisco
3 34 (8.11%) HP
3 34 (8.11%) VMware
4 30 (7.16%) Oracle
5 26 (6.21%) IBM
6 18 (4.30%) Citrix
7 17 (4.06%) Symantec
8 15 (3.58%) NetApp
8 15 (3.58%) Lotus
8 15 (3.58%) EMC
9 14 (3.34%) Fortinet
10 13 (3.10%) Brocade
11 11 (2.63%) Juniper
12 8 (1.91%) Nortel
12 8 (1.91%) BT
13 7 (1.67%) Avaya
13 7 (1.67%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.43%) Splunk
14 6 (1.43%) Sourcefire
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Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Car Allowance, Pension + more
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Burnley, Lancashire
Boohoo.com
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £40000 - £450000 per annum + Pension, Health Care + More
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Pension, Health Care + More
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Morpheus Search Partners Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £31,500 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Posted: 11 days ago